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||February 20, 1926
||June 24, 2013
Richard Matheson was born in 1926. He began publishing SF with his short story 'Born of Man and Woman' in 1950. I Am Legend was published in 1954 and subsequently filmed as The Omega Man (in 1971), starring Charlton Heston, and I Am Legend (in 2007), starring Will Smith. Matheson wrote the script for the film The Incredible Shrinking Man, an adaptation of his second SF novel The Shrinking Man. The film won a Hugo award in 1958. He wrote many screenplays as well as episodes of The Twilight Zone. He continued to write short stories and novels, some of which formed the basis for film scripts, including Duel, directed by Steven Spielberg in 1971. A film of his novel What Dreams May Come was released in 1998, starring Robin Williams. Stephen King has cited Richard Matheson as a creative influence on his work.
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- Richard Matheson dies at age 87 | PopWatch | EW.com
It is ironic that one of the books author Richard Matheson, who has died at the age of 87 according to publisher Tor/Forge, is best known for is 1956's The Shrinking Man.
- Richard Matheson, 1926-2013 | Tor.com
Author Richard Matheson, 1926-2013, has passed away at the age of 87.
- R.I.P. Richard Matheson | TV | Newswire | The A.V. Club
The works of Richard Matheson?the author who died yesterday at the age of 87?are the nightmares and ghost stories of generations, the influence that launched dozens of careers, and the shaping impulse behind some of ...
- Paris Review ? Richard Matheson, 1926?2013, Sadie Stein
Richard Matheson, the screenwriter and author of (among others) I Am Legend, A Stir of Echoes, and What Dreams May Come, has died, at eighty-seven. Below, watch a pre-Kirk William Shatner in the Matheson-penned ...
- Iconic Sci-Fi Author Richard Matheson Dies at 87
"Richard Matheson's ironic and iconic imagination created seminal science-fiction stories and gave me my first break when he wrote the short story and screenplay for Duel," Spielberg said in a statement. "His Twilight Zones ...
- The Millions : The Unfortunate Legacy of Richard Matheson: On the ...
Perhaps it's appropriate that when I found out Richard Matheson was dead, I was watching television; there are few writers, after all, with a more intimate, lengthy relationship with both that living room medium and its ...
- Interview with Richard Matheson - Boing Boing
Interview with Richard Matheson. Cory Doctorow at 11:36 pm Mon, Jun 24, 2013. Rick Kleffel sez, "We'll miss Richard Matheson... he introduced me to the sort of stories he wrote when I was arguably too young to read them. I found an old ...
- RIP Richard Matheson 1926 - 2013 | Shock Till You Drop
Author Richard Matheson has passed away at the age of 87. As this is breaking news, there are not a whole lot of details we can offer at this time, we'll update this spot as more information comes?
- R.I.P. Richard Matheson - 'Twilight Zone' Writer Dead At 87 - Deadline
UPDATE: Influential science fiction and fantasy author Richard Matheson (I Am Legend, The Twilight Zone) died yesterday from natural causes at his home, su.
- Richard Matheson dies, aged 87 | Den of Geek
The man who wrote the likes of Duel, I Am Legend, Hell House and so much more has left us, at the age of 87.
- StephenKing.com - Recent News: Tribute to Richard Matheson
Tribute to Richard Matheson June 25th, 2013 12:26:18 pm. We've lost one of the giants of the fantasy and horror genres. From THE BEARDLESS WARRIORS, his brilliant (and largely unread) World War II novel, to THE INCREDIBLE ...
- $2 eBook Deal: Richard Matheson's 'I Am Legend' | Geeks of Doom
Part of today's Kindle ebook deal of the day over at Amazon is Richard Matheson's I Am Legend on sale for only $1.99 (that's 75% off the regular price of $8.99). If you'd like to purchase a physical copy of I Am Legend, the ...
- 'I Am Legend' and 'Twilight Zone' writer Richard Matheson dies at 87 ...
Richard Matheson, the versatile Golden Age science fiction and horror writer who created some of our most definitive visions of the unknown, has died at age 87. His daughter Ali Marie Matheson p...
- He Is, and Always Will Be, Legend: Richard Matheson (1926-2013 ...
Richard Matheson was, like his peers Ray Bradbury and Rod Serling, introduced an entire generation to the joys of genre fiction and film.
- bookshelves of doom: Kindle Daily Deal: Richard Matheson.
Richard Matheson's I am Legend is $1.99 today, and since The Omega Man* was based on it AND George Romero credited it for being the inspiration for Night of the Living Dead, I'm planning on buying it. *And, yes,...